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Foreign Ministry calls permanent UN rights probe a ‘moral stain’

The Foreign Ministry denounces the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution establishing a permanent inquiry into alleged abuses in Israel and Palestinian areas.

The probe will also look into the recent fighting Gaza between Israel and the Strip’s Hamas rulers.

“The decision doesn’t contain any reference to the Hamas terror organization and completely ignores the 4,300 rockets toward Israeli citizens,” the ministry says in a statement.

It calls the decision a “moral stain on the international community and the UN.”

The ministry argues that the Israel Defense Forces acted in accordance with international law when defending Israeli citizens, while Hamas indiscriminately fired rockets toward non-combatants.

“The true purpose of the commission of inquiry is to whitewash the crimes of the Hamas terror organization and incriminate Israel for actions in defense of its citizens,” it says.

It also says Israel won’t cooperate with the commission and thanks the nine countries that voted against the decision.

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